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Re: OpenLDAP Multi-Master Schema?

On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Jorge Diaz wrote:

Hi everybody! and sorry for my bad english.

I've been searching internet about how to configure
two servers with Read-Write Operation and replicating
data between eachother.

Someone says that OpenLDAP 2.3 has Multi-Master
support but its experimental and other people says
that OpenLDAP is only Master-Slave.

Please anyone could explain if you can do the
Multi-Master thing like Active Directory or something
like that?

This, in my opinion, is the authoritative statement on slapd(8) and multi-master replication:


In practice, again in my opinion, multi-master replication is very
rarely necessary. You can achieve a more than sufficient degree
of failover capability in this direction using some combination
of high-availability server clustering and scripted state changes
between master and replica. For an outdated but workable example,


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